With a history of over 300 years and made by the hands of true artisans, toy making is a form of traditional craftsmanship. At the Erz Toy Museum, a number of high quality wooden and educational toys are on display.

Erz Toy Museum is an exhibition displaying traditional wooden and educational toys from Germany and Europe and was opened as a sister museum to the toy museum in Seiffen, Germany in 1998. German craftsmanship and high level techniques resonate with the Japanese folk culture, and this exhibit was created in effort to share a common spirit of highly technical craftsmanship that transcends countries and regions.


  • Karuizawa Erz Toy Museum
    From January 9 (Tue) until February 28 (Wed), it will be closed in winter.
    We will hold a spring and summer exhibition from 1st March (Thursday).
  • Forest Of Muse
    English site released.